nearvideo-Howard Kurtz: Why the press needs ‘characters’ in a Packed Democratic field
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the mainstream media is struggling to characterize the many democratic candidates in such a crowded field.
Kirsten Gillibrand, in case you were wondering, is to run for President as a woman.
“She believes that the country and the democratic party need an outrageously feminist campaign for the presidency,” The New York Times says, the survey of the home-state senator with a glass of pinot noir in a Manhattan wine bar.
“This is my room,” the Times quoted by you with the words, to add, that while there are several female Democrats in the race, “Ms. Gillibrand is the only one with the power to run, as a woman, for women, the Central theme of your candidacy.”
With so many Democrats, the candidate of the 2020 stampede, the media a try to any brand, often with the help of the candidates and their strategists. And this defines the early stages of the race.
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Journalists do this for some of the usual reasons: Who are these people? What do you do? You have a Chance of winning the nomination and defeating Donald Trump?
But with the competition already crowded with people, the less than well known names, even the media feel the need to throw it, as a “character” beyond the biography and position papers. Otherwise, the whole thing is blurred.
Amy Klobuchar, who declared over the weekend in Minnesota, blizzard, attract early notice, as someone who works well with the other party. And on the media front, she draws praise from … conservatives.
Exhibit A: The Wall Street Journal editorial page, you will be touted as a serious player:
“When Ms. Klobuchar is not the first choice of the socialist left, it is running as a candidate of the liberal enough, while also a sharp contrast in temperament President of the Trump … in contrast to the majority of the 2020 candidate, Ms. Klobuchar still not parroted lefty slogans.”
George calls it “the person to send perhaps the best equipped, the current President of packaging.”
And Political quotes by prominent Republican senators, such as the Klobuchar likable and effectively — and in the hope that does not hurt her.
None of who wins the democratic primaries, of course, and as the magazine pointed out, 49 percent of respondents in a recent survey said they would never.something Klobuchar and a further 21 percent did not know enough to have an opinion
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We see the branding instinct applied, Cory Booker, to questions with political magazine: “Is America Ready for a Single President?” So, he earned The Bachelor”, in the Form of a certain TV show is”.
And we see it with Beto O ‘ Rourke, who gets a lot of coverage because, well, Betomania. If the former congressmen spoke in El Paso in the vicinity of the President’s rally Monday night, it creates headlines like this one in The Washington Post: “Trump, O’rourke Face Off at the border and in 2020, the campaign is gearing up.”
Bonus points: Trump took a shot at him to say, “Beto was defeated. But he suffered a great defeat.”
Even as the party of the presidential candidates try to grab you, some oxygen, much of the focus of the media falls to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other freshmen legislators.
AOC is skillfully built a huge social media following, but her Green New Deal, while dissed by Nancy Pelosi, has a big, fat target because of its more radical proposals.
Politically, the National Republican campaign Committee sent thousands of E-Mails against Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, the influx of GOP lawmakers and aides privately, the three of them are their “main focus has been observed”.
Tlaib is the legislature, attacked the trump card of the night was to talk to, the removal of the M-F’er. Omar apologized for an attack on AIPAC, the denounced. of some members of their own party, an anti-Semitic reference to Jewish money Trump asked Umar for his resignation.
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As a freshman you have little real, but in the media arena, they are the stars.
To be the risk for the GOP is seen as to go after the women, the black, Hispanic and Muslim. “I think the fact that someone like myself, who is a woman of color, now an equal-many of them — people are very concerned,” Tlaib Politico said.
But Democrats have played the same game, trying to paint controversial pols like Steve King and Todd Aiken as the face of the Republican party.
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No wonder the GOP is the same tactic would embrace it.
One more reason to break down why the 2020 candidates, with an assist from the press, an urgent need, the through the static.